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Photographer for your wedding in Tuscany

Among the most important tasks on the list when you’re planning a Tuscan marriage is to find a great photographer for your wedding in Tuscany. One of the most popular Tuscan wedding photographers is Sandro Fabbrini who has more than 30 years experience in recording that important day. I was at a wedding last June

Certaldo Alto, hometown of Boccaccio

Certaldo Alto

When you’re exploring Tuscany to the southwest of Florence, the old town of Certaldo in Tuscany, known as Certaldo Alto, is definitely worth a visit. This is the hometown of Boccaccio, author of the Decameron and contemporary of Petrarch, and it retains much of its mediaeval architecture and charm. Boccaccio’s house for the last years

Tuscan folk festivals and historical re-enactments

Tuscan folk festivals and historical re-enactments

Italy offers some of the best folk festivals in the world, with Tuscany among the leaders. Tuscan folk festivals and historical re-enactments should not be missed if the opportunity arises. Almost every town and village has its own costume event, often with a mediaeval or Renaissance theme, or a reenactment of a famous battle or

Butteri, the cowboys of the coastal Maremma plains of Tuscany

Butteri, the cowboys of the coastal Maremma plains of Tuscany

Butteri were the cowboys (formerly also mounted shepherds) of the coastal Maremma plains of Tuscany. The buttero was a herdsman, the man in charge of watching over, taking care of, taming and breaking in large herds of cows and horses bred in the wild. However, the land reclamation works carried out under Mussolini in the

Greve in Chianti becomes a flower and shrub market for the Festa dei Fiori

Greve in Chianti transformed for the annual Festa dei Fiori

In early May each year, the main piazza of Greve is transformed into a flower and shrub market for the Festa dei Fiori. The Festa dei Fiori is a commercial market where local people buy shrubs, roses and annuals for their gardens and window boxes. It is also a great moment to visit Greve in

San Miniato in Tuscany, location of a great truffle fair during November

San Miniato in Tuscany, location of a great truffle fair during November

For anyone interested in truffles or, indeed, Tuscan gastronomy in general, San Miniato in Tuscany, location of a great truffle fair during November, is a name to conjure with. San Miniato is about 45 km from Florence (one and a quarter hours by car) and the time to visit is during October and November when

Joust of the Saracen (Giostra del Saracino) in Arezzo

Joust of the Saracen (Giostra del Saracino) in Arezzo

The Joust of the Saracen (Giostra del Saracino) is a famous mediaeval costume festival held twice a year in Arezzo, Tuscany. In this joust, knights on horseback, representing different areas of the town, charge at a wooden target attached to a buratto, a revolving carving of the Saracen king. Like the other festivals of Tuscany,

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